NGU to Host Global Impact Week Sept. 11-13
Posted on: September 8, 2023
Tigerville, SC (Sept. 8, 2023) North Greenville University (NGU) students will engage with missionaries, learn about other cultures, and spend time in prayer for the nations during Global Impact Week, set for Sept. 11-13 on the Tigerville campus.
“Global Impact Week is a week where we highlight what the Lord is doing in the nations, and we get the opportunity to broaden students’ worldview,” said Crystalyn Wyatt, associate director of the Center for Global Engagement at NGU. “It highlights the beauty of culture and how the Lord created each culture differently for a reason.”
Jaime Saint, executive director of Indigenous People’s Technology and Education Center (ITEC), will be the keynote speaker for the week.
Born into a family with a heritage in missions, Saint’s dad, Steve, is the son of martyr Nate Saint, a jungle missionary pilot who was speared to death in the Amazon Rainforest of Ecuador, South America, in 1956 by the Waodani tribe. Jaime grew up in a family that participated in mission ventures in Ecuador and Mali, West Africa, in between businesses that took them from Minnesota to Texas and eventually to central Florida, where ITEC is headquartered.
After graduating from high school in 1995, Jaime moved with his family to the Amazon Rainforest to help the Waodani tribe learn to do for themselves what outsiders had been doing so that the Waodani could reach their own people with the Gospel. Jaime attended the University of Florida, where he graduated with a degree in Marketing. In 2010, Jaime joined ITEC, which his dad founded.
“Take advantage of these incredible people and get to know how God is using their ministries across the globe. Take the time to listen to stories and learn more about opportunities to go,” Wyatt said. “We are expecting the Lord to work in big ways during Global Impact Week.”